Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Full of Grace

1. Watching Peachie play her last collegiate game.  It is amazing to me that I have watched our daughters play organized sports - from when they were 3 years old playing soccer (they would pick dandelions and bring them to me  in the middle of a game ) to having Beaner recruited to play basketball in college (and declining) and then Peachie signing to be an NCAA athlete.   I am very grateful to have these wonderfully talented, and, most importantly, healthy young women who taught me a lot about commitment and discipline, competition and leadership. I am also immensely grateful that for all the full body contact sports they have played they made it through without any lie changing injuries.  

2. The kitchen demolition is complete.  We have now added updated electrical and insulation, replaced the rotting sub floor and begun to clean the dust that has gotten into every nook and cranny of the house.  Next up - wallboard.  

3. And then these cabinets arrived. (OMG, what were we thinking???)

4. Beaner and her boyfriend invited us to his apartment for a delicious meal.  It was the first time in weeks that we got to sit at a table to eat.  Lovely.

5. A wonderful, edible surprise package from the west coast.  So grateful to be thought of by friends, seen and unseen.


  1. All awesome things! I bet that meal tasted delish - just like the first one you make in your new kitchen! I miss the days of the kids in sports - hopefully some day we can see the grandkids play. Best of luck on phase 2 of the kitchen :)

  2. We are in the middle of remodeling our guest bedroom and I am so crabby because I HATE it when my home is messy. And I cannot figure out where all this dust comes from! That room was CLEAN. I swear it! The only good thing (besides the obvious happy ending) about remodeling a kitchen is that you get to eat takeout and at restaurants a lot. That is like....heaven to me.

  3. I remain awestruck whenever I see my actor on stage. The sight of all those cartons and the work ahead . . wow. Congraulations at getting to this point and good luck on the rest.

  4. Oh my, I have a lot to catch up on!

    Happy 25th anniversary! It is a rare and wonderful accomplishment!

    Prayers for healing for your community experiencing so much sorrow and pain.

    Your kitchen remodel is impressive! Or more to the point, you are Martha are impressive for taking it on. I am looking forward to the "after" pictures.

    And soon enough you will be back in the bleachers, watching grandchild picking dandelions for you : )

  5. I've gotta go with "The Circle of Life" on the whole kids/teens/young adults/ cycle. It's a wonder. It really is. A wonderful wonder.

    Have fun with those cabinets! That looks daunting! I wish I could sent T to you for a few days. She'd knock that right out. But, I know that you can do it, too. Do you prefer Superwoman or Wonderwoman?